Relocating Bakhtin is a unique discourse that proposes to decipher the nuances of polyphonic Bakhtinian thoughts in varying contexts of lived experiences. Ever since Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin arrived with a bang in the firmament of international literary theory and criticism, the generic features and phenomenal possibilities of the Novel are being redefined and rediscovered everywhere. In the Indian sub-continent too, the scholars and creative thinkers are equally inspired by Bakhtin. His cardinal concept of dialogue and its supplements like heteroglossia, carnival, chronotope, simultaneity of existence, unfinalisability, answerability etc. have in fact transformed the thought processes of the connoisseurs of literature. The author, widely acclaimed for his erudition and unputdownable contribution to the theoretical exposition and critical interpretation of world literature, has traced the deepening impact of Bakhtin on the receptive Indian readers in general and contemporary Bengali novels in .
Dr. Tapodhir Bhattacharjee
15 April 2014
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- Theorist in Quest of Life-World
- Understanding Free Utterances
- Poetics of Dialogue
- Carnival: The Other Strikes Back
- What is Bakhtin for?
Time rolls on deconstructing everything around which includes value-system, worldview, beliefs and faiths, truth and illusion, facts and fictions, positions, preference and conclusions when both subjectivity and objectivity are in a flux, nothing is finalisable. Yet because of this unique openness, it also becomes an indispensable responsibility for all serious readers of literary and cultural paradigms to be relentless interrogators. Particularly on the wake of hegemonic globalization, blatant consumerism is obliterating all hitherto established nuances of human universe. Yet these very enigmatic uncertainties of contemporary time may be effectively countered with the armours provided by Mikhail Bakhtin.